CHICAGO, Ill. – Equality Illinois this week launched a new publication and a series of training seminars to help business executives build inclusive companies that benefit them, their staffs, and the customers they serve. The presenting partner of this project is the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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The publication, Corporate Best Practices: A Guide to LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces in Illinois, is a step-by-step guide for businesses. The guide can be read and downloaded at

"The past few years have brought numerous victories for the LGBT community, from winning marriage equality in our own state to federal recognition of same-sex couples," said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, the state's oldest and largest LGBT advocacy organization.

"While these advances have been crucial in creating a fair world for those who identify as LGBT, there are many additional steps to creating a workplace environment where LGBT employees can flourish. This requires taking affirmative steps to create an inclusive and supportive community – both within the workplace and in society at large," he said.



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